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Right RAM for P9X79 Pro

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November 23, 2012 10:20:45 AM

I'm putting together a build for a new PC, to mostly do video editing on, with occasional gaming.
A few items I'm pretty set about:

* ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS
* Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K
* EVGA 04G-P4-3673-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

And some I'm a little less sure about:
* SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

And one thing i really cant decide is the RAM. right now I'm looking at this:
* G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9Q-32GZH

I would love to hear ideas \ comments \ whatever regarding these specs (mostly about my RAM choice). I know I'm missing a case and PSU, but i will buy those separately.

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a c 251 } Memory
November 23, 2012 12:03:26 PM

I see nothing wrong with your selection of ram or SSD apart from considering 250GB version for OS and apps and a large storage HDD for your files..
November 23, 2012 12:16:35 PM

Thanks for your reply!
I will, of course, have some traditional hdd in there, but they are somewhat less important at the moment. As far as SSD size is concerned - I have a feeling the 500gb one will also get full :) .
they are coming out with the 840 Pro series, but it is much more expansive than the regular 840 series, so i think i'll stick to that one....
As for RAM - I really hope to not mess up with this choice. My experience so far has been that if there are issues with a new build, 90% of the time its the RAM's fault.
The ram i mentioned has no reviews anywhere (i plan on buying from newegg, probably), but it's specs are pretty good, and its reasonably priced. I could go with a checked and reviewed 8x4gb 16000 choice, but I'd like to keep the option of upgrading to 64gb, and maybe get a little more speed....
Also, Even though in the g.skill website it says that this memory is supported by the p9x79 pro, i couldn't find this memory listed in the qualified ram vendors list on the asus p9x79 website... any thoughts?
a c 251 } Memory
November 23, 2012 12:19:51 PM

Gskill is a very popular brand and lack of reviews on your selected Kit is not surpricing since most people buy 2x4GB kits. The fewer sticks the better so stick with the 4 x 8GB.